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An open and exploratory design-led research centre at Lancaster University
We conduct applied and theoretical research into people, products, places and their interactions.
We work with a variety of organisations to provide fresh perspectives on real-world issues and facilitate innovation.
We offer Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD study opportunities. All our staff are active researchers with extensive expertise in teaching.

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Lancaster University students have scooped first prize at the final of the national Santander Big Ideas competition

Articleby Stephen Clune
Lancaster University students have scooped first prize at the final of the national Santander Big Ideas competition

Patrizia Carbone, Sebastien Combret and Kyaw Tun Sein, who are all studying a MSc in International Innovation as part of Lancaster University’s China Catalyst Programme, have received £5,000 towards their biometric authentication business idea. The trio have an idea for a bracelet that can read the unique ECG heart patterns of wearers and also includes a fingerprint scanner. The students believe the device would lead to greater security for...Read full article

Design Futures through Design Fiction

Design Futures through Design Fiction

Research vsit to EINA, Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona.

Prof Paul Coulton was invited to give a workshop and lecture at EINA in Barcelona iabout his work on ‘Designing the Future’. The workshop and lecture concentrated on the speculative design practice of design fiction...Read full update

EurOMA Forum 2016, Lancaster

EurOMA Forum 2016, Lancaster

Stuart Walker will give a Keynote Talk April 11 2016, 09.30 – 10.30

Design for Life: creating meaning in a distracted world In this talk Stuart Walker considers the relationship between human values, our approaches to sustainability, and the importance of tradition and localization. He shows...Read full update

DESIGN FOR LIFE

DESIGN FOR LIFE

An exhibition of new work by Stuart Walker

April 16 - June 6 2016 ...Read full update

Mobile Utopia - Call for Artwork

Event17 days ago

19th of April 2016

This is an open call for proposals from artists on the theme of Mobile Utopia 1851-2051.

Mobile Utopia 1851-205􀏱1 seeks to develop a deeper understanding of mobile utopias (and dystopias), and to creatively analyse and explore these. Critically, ‘mobile...Read full update

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